2017 Peugeot 2008 arrives in Australia

Peugeot Australia welcomes updated 2008 SUV for 2017…

There’s an updated and improved version of the Peugeot 2008 landing in dealerships now.

Reporting from the Australian launch of the new 2017 model, Peugeot tell us the updated model delivers a lot more of what small SUV buyers are after, and they hope to see a good increase in sales over the coming year.

The big change for 2017 is the introduction of a new 1.2 litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine.

Standard across the range, the new powerplant produces 81kW/205Nm and is Euro 6 emissions compliant.

Mated to the new six-speed automatic transmission (as standard), the 2017 Peugeot 2008 boasts fuel economy of 4.8L/100km.

12kg lighter than the outgoing 1.6 litre petrol engine, Peugeot is quoting a 0-100km/h sprint up to 0.6 seconds quicker than the larger capacity engine.

Overall weight is now down to just 1,188kg.

Also coming in the new model is a simplified three model grade line-up - Active, Allure and GT-Line.

Pricing kicks off from $26,490 and standard features in the base-model offering are generous and include:

  • Apple CarPlay
  • MirrorLink infotainment system (Android compatible)
  • Six-speaker stereo
  • Cruise control
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Leather steering wheel

Sat-nav, in the entry-level model, is a $1,500 option.

While styling changes for the 2017 Peugeot 2008 include new grille and headlights and new LED tail lights.

We will bring you more details, including first drive review, when an embargo is lifted on the model on Monday.




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